Bunge la Mwananchi (BLM) Homa branch is in trouble after her speaker Walter Okelo Opiyo connived with a land grabber to fence off their meeting place ostensibly to construct a toilet. Mr Opiyo has further connived with the police to have leaders and members opposed to the plan arrested.
The members of BLM Homa Bay branch are currently at Homa Bay Police Station after accompanying officials who had earlier on been summoned by local police for opposing the move to grab the piece of land they use as their parliament.
Meanwhile the members have recalled their speaker Mr. Opiyo and are planning for an election to elect a new speaker. Miss Helen Ayugi a member of BLM Homa Bay Branch told this writer by phone that Mr Opiyo has ashamed the BLM Homa Bay branch and the entire BLM fraternity and that he has been sacked forthwith. Miss Helen added that “..we are now at Homa Bay police station to accompany our officials who have been summoned on instigation of Mr Opiyo and we are asking the entire Civil Society and other Bunges to support us during this trying moments”.
Mr Nicholas Kimanzi a member of BLM Jeevanjee branch supported the dismissal of Mr Opiyo as the BLM Homa Bay speaker and has called for his prosecution. Mr Kimanzi who is also planning to contest for BLM Presidency during polls slated for August this year added that “..it is sad that a person who is entrusted with leading a social movement like BLM can even contemplate selling and displacing members from assembling which is a main avenue for citizen participation”.
More to follow.